Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College | Lethbridge, Alta.. | Founded 1957

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Welding students practise skills in the new Trades, Technologies and Innovation facility. (Lethbridge College)

On a clear day, you can see the Rocky Mountains from Lethbridge College’s 110-hectare main campus. Lethbridge is a community of around 100,000 people about an hour from the mountains and the U.S. border.

Canada’s first publicly funded community college, Lethbridge offers more than 65 certificate, diploma, pre-employment, applied degree and apprenticeship programs. Students can choose from classroom-based courses, online courses or a blend of the two. Programs range from nursing to environmental sciences, justice studies, agriculture, engineering technologies and more.

In addition to the Lethbridge location, the school has three regional campuses in Claresholm, Crowsnest Pass and Vulcan. Students at the main campus have the option of living in apartment-style residences.

Lethbridge offers hands-on training, flexible learning possibilities and applied research opportunities. The college’s areas of applied research include irrigation, agricultural engineering and technology, virtual and augmented reality, green antibiotics (plants with antibiotic properties) and aquaponics. Lethbridge’s students benefit from the use of augmented and virtual reality technology in many of its classrooms and labs.

Lethbridge offers in-depth support for students from all backgrounds, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, as well as hundreds of international students from more than 40 countries.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Residence Offerings
Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students) $6,204-$8,754 $4,239-$7,243 $3,760-$11,821 Yes

Cool options

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Certificate: Students learn the basics of conceptualizing and building extended reality while practising with the latest tools and techniques. They include 3D modelling, 360-degree video, game engine design and volumetric design.
  • Computer Information Technology: Students discover how to build and manage information systems through a blend of classroom theory, hands-on projects and 200 hours of workplace experience. The course is accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society.

Popular Programs

  • Criminal Justice—Policing/Justice Studies
  • Nursing Baccalaureate/Practical Nursing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Business Administration

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